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Overview

The firm now called I.L.A. Pasrich & Company was established in January 1998 as International Law Affiliates and it has acquired an international presence since then. Its clients include several foreign governments (such as Canada, France, Greece, Singapore, Australia etc.), the Delegation of the European Union, several multi-national companies, international organizations – such as the German Academic Exchange Service – DAAD, the European Union’s Directorate-General for Humanitarian Aid – ECHO, the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society; and several reputed Indian companies (such as Ashok Leyland, Crompton Greaves, Fabindia etc.).

The firm has also developed specialized expertise for industry sectors like transport, aviation, real estate, food, information technology and manufacturing. We aim to appreciate the nuances of our clients’ businesses and their day-to-day problems. This has helped us to be noticed as a leading firm for Air Transport, and we are now recognized by two of the better known international publications, i.e. Chambers Asia and Legal 500. Our aviation expertise developed thanks to our professionals offering well-researched advice, carefully thought-out solutions and competent representation in courts across India to several foreign airlines. We represent and advise Swiss International and Turkish Airlines as their general counsel for matters across India and similarly have acted for Air France – KLM. Our oldest client relationship is with Delta Air Lines and we have also acted for Virgin Atlantic Airways, American Airlines, Finnair, British Airways (for employment law), Hong Kong Airlines etc. Mr. Amir Singh Pasrich, the managing partner, has received special acclaim in regard to his aviation law practice from Legal 500 and Chambers Asia, being known as someone with an “excellent reputation within the aviation industry” and also as someone who “…has a solid airline client following.”

What is it that we do? :
The firm’s litigation team presently represents clients throughout the country before various state High Courts and in the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India. With support from tested affiliate and associate practices and our retainers the firm has acted for clients with dispute resolution work in three dozen Indian towns and cities. We have also handled transactional or commercial leasing work in over 50 towns or cities in India.

The firm’s range of litigation experience covers work involving company and commercial disputes, contract and transactional matters, commercial arbitration, competition law, real estate, product liability, employment & labour law, the law of carriage, consumer disputes upto the NCDRC and Supreme Court, food and retail laws, sale of goods, international and diplomatic law, white collar criminal law and fraud, contract disputes, international sales, tenders & public procurement, writ remedies, foreign trade policy, RBI and FEMA regulations, right to information, constitutional and human rights law, testamentary and succession law, municipal law, company law related disputes and cases before the National Company Law Tribunal and NCLAT, derivative action and commercial arbitration.

I.L.A. Pasrich & Company is one of the few firms in India with comprehensive experience in government procurement procedures through advisory work on general and defence procurement tenders and we have a record in this field having obtained a final and favourable judgment from the Hon’ble High Court of Delhi in a period of just eight days. ‎We have successfully pursued matters before the Competition Commission of India and the Competition Appellate Tribunal, National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission, DRAT, TDSAT and other tribunals.

We have a dedicated corporate law team that is especially equipped for joint ventures, the establishment of wholly-owned subsidiaries and the related FIPB/FEMA approval procedures, real estate leasing development agreements, infrastructure contracts and construction agreements, highway agreements, due diligence, labour contracts and other general commercial documentation. We are also pleased to announce the creation of a highly specialized telecom team from August 2016.

I.L.A. Pasrich & Company is one of the few firms in India with comprehensive experience in high value commercial arbitration. As a firm we are well-known for the high standards of our corporate agreements and fine attention to detail in our drafting for our litigation case filings at all levels of the judicial process (District court to the Hon’ble Supreme Court).

And how do we do it:
We are proud to offer quality without compromise regardless of the case or claim value and our clients are accustomed to assume and expect international standards.

Managing Partner’s Welcome

Welcome from Amir Singh Pasrich (Founder and Managing Partner)

For a firm that is in its teens, we feel privileged to have contributed so much to the litigation and corporate landscape since 1998. The firm has generally avoided much publicity and press disclosures, but we enjoy being sought out thanks to our word-of-mouth reputation and the enduring faith exhibited by our clients. To say that we pride ourselves on high standards is fortunately or unfortunately only an understatement, for I feel that this firm exemplifies our unshakeable commitment to high standards, accurate advice, purposive solutions, efficient dispute management and much more… such as our aim to offer near perfect drafting based on international standards. You may have noticed the words fine drafting – that’s much like gourmet food an experience one savours and which we are literally judged by. With several governments, multi-nationals and airlines as our clients, it is no surprise that we have required our lawyers to maintain a quality commitment, but there also remains a tremendous belief in our role as members of Indian society. We offer no short cuts that avoid the merits or the law, and have always believed that only truth must prevail, Satyameva Jayate!

I welcome you to use our website as an informative tool not only about our firm, but, once it has all the content which we hope to be able to upload, you may be able to find developments in the law and our analysis of these. We will regularly put up articles, legal precedents and updates as informative tools for our clients, our friends or for an occasional web wanderer. We offer value through the availability of some specialized information however, I hasten to add a caution to the effect that the information is not always universally suitable and our legal content is not a substitute for current legal advice. If you have an interesting legal conundrum, a serious violation of human rights or a statutory inconsistency that you would like to tell us about, please e-mail us at inbox@ilaindia.com.

If you’d like to engage with us, get to know our legal team and perhaps instruct us, please call +91-11-41012000, ask for an appointment with me or fix a time for a conference call. Our after hours number is +91-9818249584.

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Amir Singh Pasrich

Managing Partner

Amir Singh Pasrich

Amir Singh Pasrich is the Co- Founder and the Managing Partner of the multi-disciplinary Indian law firm ILA Pasrich & Company, which started operation in 1998.

With an experience of more than two decades, he has been advising and representing clients on a wide variety of corporate matters including corporate litigation/ arbitration and advisory. His primary areas of expertise includes mergers & acquisition, joint ventures and collaborations, corporate and business laws, banking and finance, investment funds and private equity, securities law, foreign investment, and many others. He has handled corporate contentious matters in the Supreme Court of India, various Indian High Courts and before specialist Tribunals/Commissions for competition law (the MRTP Commission), labour law, insolvency and financial reconstruction etc.

Key Partners

S.S. Pasrich

Education: University of Delhi, Campus Law Centre (LLB); St. Stephens’ College, University of Delhi (B.A. Hons, M.A.); University of Wisconsin at Madison, U.S.A (MBA).Professional: Admitted to the Indian Bar 1992. Positions held and work experience: Director (India & Nepal), Canadian Executive Service Overseas, (1980-95); Director, Niky-Tasha Pvt. Ltd., Director, Asia Automotive Corporate Services Pvt. Ltd. (Anand-Gabriel Group); Sr. Commodities Officer, Canadian National Railways (1968), Manager, Good Year India Ltd (1961); Director, Greeves Enterprises Pvt. Ltd. (1974-83); Resident Representative, Canadian Pacific Consulting Services (1981-92) Private Practice (1992-97); Partner, Pasrich Kundra Bansal & Co.(1997-98); Senior Partner, International Law Affiliates (1998 – present) Main Areas of Practice: Real estate laws & conveyancing, commercial and contract law, wills and succession, insurance, immigration law, family law (Hindu and Muslim personal laws), labour and industrial law.

Kalyan Arambam

Associate Partner
Born 26th February 1973; Education: University of Pune (B.S.L, LL.B); Admitted to the Indian Bar, 1996; Work Experience: International Law Affiliates Pasrich & Company (1999 onwards), Chambers of Mr. P. B. Aggarwala (2½ years); Areas of Practice: Company law, commercial arbitration, property and recovery litigation, consumer law.

and dispute handling, aviation law, negotiable instruments cases, labour & industrial law (and labour cases), customs cases and appeals, MRTP cases and Competition Cases (before the Competition Commission of India), handling of economic offences and fraud matters in the courts of criminal jurisdiction, negotiable instruments, fraud and economic offences, District and High Court level original side and appellate practice, handling of Special Leave Petitions and Civil Appeals in the Supreme Court of India and general practice litigation.

Mohana Malhotra

Associate Partner
Born 9th April; Education: University of Delhi, (B.A Hons – Political Science; Campus Law Centre LL.B); Professional: Admitted to the Indian Bar 2001; Member: Delhi High Court Bar Association; Work Experience: Singhania & Co., Advocates (2001), Chambers of Mr. B. P. Aggarwal, Advocates (2002-03), International Law Affiliates Pasrich & Company (2003 onwards).

Areas of Practice:  Civil and Commercial Litigation in the High Court of Delhi and before district courts and various tribunals, Supreme Court of India petitions, Motor Accident cases, Insurance cases, cases involving Writ Jurisdiction and original side Suits in the High Court, Civil and Criminal Appellate and Revisional Jurisdiction, Property disputes and cases involving Probate, Testamentary and Succession Law, Aviation, Carriage and Consumer Law, Public Procurement and Bid protests, Sealing and Demolition Cases, Trade-mark registration and prosecution, Debt Recovery and the Law of Negotiable Instruments, Company Law, Due Diligence for Company Acquisitions and corporate advisory work, Extradition, Arbitration & Mediation cases and general practice litigation.”

Accolades and Awards

I.L.A. Pasrich & Company has been recognized as one of the leading law firms in India. Some of the accolades and awards received by the firm are mentioned below:

The firm was recognised as the Top 10 highly regarded regional players for general business law and Mr. Amir Singh Pasrich (Managing Partner) has been noted as the leading individual for Corporate/ M&A in India

The firm also authored the Product Recall and Product Liability India chapters for the Euromoney Publication “Getting the Deal Through” 2010-14. The latest Product Recall Report can be found HERE and the 2013/14 Product Liability India Report can be found HERE

The firm also authored the Real Estate India reports for “Getting the Deal Through” for the years 2010 to 2014. The 2014 report can be found HERE

The firm authored the Air Transport report for the Getting the Deal Through for the year 2014. The 2014 report can be found HERE

ILA member Mr. Kalyan Arambam has been recognized as one of the Top ’40 under 45′ lawyers in India by Indialawyers250 in 2013

“He earns praise for his commercial approach to problem solving” – Chambers Asia, 2012 for Corporate/ M&A law with respect to Amir Singh Pasrich

“Amir Singh Pasrich of International Law Affiliates has a solid airline client following”- Chambers Asia, 2012 for Aviation with respect to Amir Singh Pasrich

“Excellent reputation within the aviation industry” – 2012 Legal 500

“Has accumulated an enviable collection of blue chip clients over the years” – 2012 Asialaw Profiles

Two members of the firm received appreciation certificates from the World Bank in 2012.

The firm is recognized as one of 250 leading business law firms in India for 2012 (see www.indianlawyer250.com). RSG consulting also refers to our work with favorable comments in 2012.

Mr. Amir Singh Pasrich featured in Who’s Who Legal for Franchising and Real Estate in each of the 2009 to 2012 editions

“Expertise in franchising and aviation matters” – Chambers Asia, 2011

ILA members authored the India Real Estate Review as also the International Distribution Institute’s report on Agency

“A depth of knowledge which is usually hard to find in one firm” – Chambers Asia, 2009

Asialaw Leading Lawyer Award in 2007 for general corporate practice

Who’s Who Legal Leading Lawyer Award in 2007 for Aviation Law

International Bar Association New Delhi Conference
Taj Mahal Hotel (Central Delhi) from 31st January to 2nd February, 2013 “Dancing with Tigers and Dragons” International Sales, Public Procurement, Franchising & Distribution in the Asia-Pacific Region.